Character matters more than policy or experience in politics

In the process of parties choosing their nominees, and voters deciding to support this or that candidate, the selection criteria generally breaks down into three categories: qualifications, policy stances, and character. It is time to realize that the balance of those three criteria should swing heavily in one direction, that of the candidate’s character. This

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Moderate is not a dirty word

Do you know anyone who would describe themselves as a conservative? How about a liberal? The answer to both questions is probably “yes, several”. But what about someone who describes themselves as a moderate, or a centrist? Chances are, if you know someone like that, you had to think about it longer than the first

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Trump’s Weakness Endangers Our Country

Astonishing. Donald Trump’s admiration for Vladimir Putin is well established, as is his unwillingness to acknowledge the conclusion of every single one of our intelligence agencies as well as the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee: that the Russians, with Putin’s blessing, conspired to interfere in the 2016 election campaign on Trump’s behalf. We know that the

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Top Reasons Independents Voted Trump part 1

We are about 18 months into the presidency of Donald Trump. Surprising as his election victory was, there are some key promises and themes of his campaign that ultimately swayed many independent voters or even led people who had voted Democrat in successive cycles to vote for him. Now that he’s had plenty of time

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